Abstract Preview

ISO 9707:2008 gives guidance on the keeping of national statistics to provide standardized information on various aspects of the production and distribution of printed, electronic and micro-publications (essentially books, newspapers and periodicals). In addition, ISO 9707:2008 provides recommendations on subject classification.

ISO 9707:2008 is not applicable to the following types of publications:

  1. publications issued for advertising purposes, where the literary or scientific text is subsidiary and the publications are distributed free of charge, including
    • trade catalogues, prospectuses and other types of commercial, industrial and tourist advertising, and
    • publications advertising products or services supplied by the publisher, even though they might describe activities or technical progress in some branch of industry or commerce;
  2. publications considered to be of a transitory character; typical examples are
    • timetables, price-lists, telephone directories,
    • programmes of entertainments, exhibitions, fairs,
    • company regulations, reports and directives and circulars,
    • calendars, and
    • electronic texts under development;
  3. publications in which the text is not the most important part, including
    • printed music documents where the music is more important than the words, and
    • maps and charts (with the exception of atlases), e.g. astronomical charts, hydrographical and geographical maps, wall maps, road maps, geological surveys in map form and topographical plans.


General information

  • Status :  Published
    Publication date : 2008-05
  • Edition : 2
    Number of pages : 17
  • :
    ISO/TC 46/SC 8
    Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation
  • 01.140.20
    Information sciences

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